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see that last line it makes it extra ironic dems didnt care about election interference because hey it was just Congressional elections so hey guys dont look at this its fine.
The 1996 United States campaign finance controversy was an alleged effort by the People's Republic of China to influence domestic American politics prior to and during the Clinton administration and also involved the fund-raising practices of the administration itself. While questions regarding the U.S. Democratic Party's fund-raising activities first arose over a Los Angeles Times article published on September 21, 1996, China's alleged role in the affair first gained public attention when Bob Woodward and Brian Duffy of The Washington Post published a story stating that a United States Department of Justice investigation into the fund-raising activities had uncovered evidence that agents of China sought to direct contributions from foreign sources to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) before the 1996 presidential campaign. The journalists wrote that intelligence information had shown the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. was used for coordinating contributions to the DNC in violation of United States law forbidding non-American citizens or non-permanent residents from giving monetary donations to United States politicians and political parties. A Republican investigator of the controversy stated the Chinese plan targeted both presidential and congressional United States elections, while Democratic Senators said the evidence showed the Chinese targeted only congressional elections. The government of the People's Republic of China denied all accusations.
so yeah about that they never interfered with us elections then why did he get convicted? extra funny as he was donating to bill clinton's impeachment defense but its not like they were donating in hopes of a democratic canidate would be more favorable to them then a possible repbulican one.......oh wait they did just that
ah-Lin "Charlie" Trie The most significant activity by Yah-Lin "Charlie" Trie was a $450,000 attempted donation from him to Clinton's legal defense fund (for his impeachment trials) which Trie allegedly delivered in two envelopes each containing several checks and money orders. The fund immediately rejected $70,000 and deposited the remainder, but ordered an investigation of the source. The investigation found that some of the money orders were made out in different names but with the same handwriting, and sequentially numbered. The fund then rejected the donation entirely, and allegedly returned the deposited funds two months after the initial contribution. Born in Taiwan, Trie emigrated to the U.S. in 1974. He eventually became an American citizen and co-owner of a restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas. The 1997 special investigation describes Trie as having attempted to develop an international trading business (Daihatsu International Trading Corporation), having maintained or accessed accounts in Little Rock and Washington, D.C. into which Macau-based real estate businessman Ng Lap Seng wired >$1M USD from Macau and Hong Kong accounts, and as having never succeeded in the trading business (based on bank and tax records indicating substantive income only from Ng).[page needed] In Little Rock, Trie befriended Clinton, then governor of Arkansas. In addition to the attempted donation to Clinton's defense fund, Trie and his immediate family donated $220,000 to the DNC which was also later returned.[page needed] Immediately after the donation to Clinton's defense fund, Trie sent a letter to President Clinton that expressed concern about America's intervention in tensions arising from China's military exercises being conducted near Taiwan. Trie told the President in his letter that war with China was a possibility should U.S. intervention continue: [O]nce the hard parties of the Chinese military incline to grasp U.S. involvement as foreign intervention, is [sic] U.S. ready to face such [a] challenge[?]... [I]t is highly possible for China to launch real war based on its past behavior in [sic] Sino-Vietnam War and Zhen Bao Tao war with Russia. (Charlie Trie, letter to President Clinton, March 21, 1996)."[page needed] After Congressional investigations turned to Trie in late 1996, he left the country for China.[page needed] Trie returned to the U.S. in 1998 and was convicted and sentenced to three years' probation and four months' home detention for violating federal campaign finance laws by making political contributions in someone else's name and for causing a false statement to be made to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
dems like to rail about all the muller convictions but it seems we got about as many out of this investigation as they did
Between 1994 and 1996, Chung donated $366,000 to the DNC. Once the truth of this situation was revealed to the public, all of the money was allegedly returned. Chung told federal investigators that $35,000 of the money he donated came from Liu Chaoying and, in turn, China's military intelligence. Specifically, Chung testified under oath to the U.S. House Committee investigating the issue in May 1999 that he was introduced to Chinese Gen. Ji Shengde, then the head of Chinese military intelligence, by Liu Chaoying. Chung said that Ji told him: "We like your president very much. We would like to see him reelect [sic]. I will give you 300,000 U.S. dollars. You can give it to the president and the Democrat [sic] Party." Both Liu and the Chinese government denied the claims. Chung was eventually sentenced to five years' probation and community service following an agreement to plea guilty to bank fraud, tax evasion, and two misdemeanor counts of conspiring to violate election law. Chung asserts that, after his guilty plea, the Chinese government attempted to assassinate him with "hit squads" three times, but the efforts were foiled by the FBI. On February 23, 2017, it was revealed that Chung, fearing for his life, had given secret testimony in a recorded video after his FBI protection was rescinded. The video was obtained by Doug Wead for his book Game of Thorns.
but yeah sure those Chinese surely not attempting to influence anything.
An unclassified U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs report issued in 1998 stated that both James Riady and his father Mochtar had "had a long-term relationship with a Chinese intelligence agency." According to journalist Bob Woodward, details of the relationship came from highly classified intelligence information supplied to the committee by both the CIA and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The most well-known of John Huang's fund-raisers involved Vice President Al Gore, Maria Hsia, and the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple in California.
originally posted by: thedigirati
I have a very stupid question
How did Hunter Biden pass his drug screen to get the Job at Burisma?
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: jhn7537
do appreciate your consistency with sticking to your "Obama was a messiah, Orange man bad" narrative
You cant argue with truth.
But I never said Obama was the messiah.. Unlike CWM who proclaimed "TRUMP IS THE CHOSEN ONE".
I don't indulge in such fantasie about living people.
But again, this thread is not about Obama even though you keep trying to make it that. But thats because you cant defend what trump is doing. So derail the thread you cant handle.
originally posted by: xuenchen
So Democrats have used foreign powers to "investigate" and hate it when Trump simply suggests it 😎🎱
originally posted by: underwerks
originally posted by: PurpleFox
originally posted by: underwerks
originally posted by: PurpleFox
a reply to: HanyManny
Why are you so against ending government corruption?
Why do you only want to investigate some government corruption?
Trump is literally the most vetted President in the history of this country.
Hey I've got an idea. Since it's just about corruption, how about we make a deal.
We investigate Donald Trump and his myriad of accusations first, and if found guilty, we impeach and prosecute him. Then we can go after Joe Biden.
If you're really just about investigating corruption, then it's only logical to start with the people who are currently running the government. Afterwards, we can look at people like Biden who are candidates to run the government.
If it's just about corruption, surely you don't have any problem with that..